1The Assembly shall elect 1 (one) member of the High Prosecutorial Council from members of the civil society organisations, registered under the respective legislation, being active in the field of the justice system or human rights and having implemented projects in this field for at least in the 5 recent years.
2Candidates from the civil society must meet the following requirements:
abe Albanian citizens;
bhave completed the second cycle of the university studies for law with the diploma ‘Master of Sciences’ or an recognised diploma, or university studies in law abroad and having provided with the recognised diploma under the rules for the recognition of diplomas, provided for in the law;
chave at least 15 years of professional experience as jurist;
çhave a prominent social profile, high moral integrity and high professional qualification in law and human rights;
dat the time of putting up the candidacy, be employed on full-time or part time basis for at least 5 years without interruption in a civil society organisation active in fields connected to the justice system and human rights;
dhhave not practised actively, at the time of application, the profession of the advocate for at least 2 years, except those committed to organisations or clinics offering free legal aid for the purposes of the organisation;
enot be candidates proposed by advocacy or law professors;
ëhave not been previously sentenced by a final court decision for committing a crime;
fHave not held any political function in the public administration or leading positions in political parties in the last 10 (ten) years prior to putting up the candidacy;
ghave not been members, collaborators or favoured by the former State Security Agency prior to 2 July 1991 in the sense of the law “On the right to information on the documents of former State Security in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania”;
gjhave not been collaborators, informants or agents of secret services;
hat the time of application, have no family members in the meaning of the Law "On the Declaration and Audit of Assets, Financial Obligations of Elected Persons and Certain Public Officials" and first degree relatives who are incumbent High Prosecutorial Council members or candidates.
3The representatives from the ranks of the civil society organisations shall resign from every senior or junior position in these organisations, as long as they are elected members of the High Prosecutorial Council.
4Every civil society member who meets the requirements mentioned in paragraph 2 of this Article and who has the support of at least 3 civil society organisations working in fields related to the justice system or human rights, shall be entitled to run as a candidate.
5The Secretary General of the Assembly shall approve the template form for supporting the candidates for members of the High Prosecutorial Council from civil society. The template form shall be signed by the legal representative of each of civil society organisations that decide to support one colleague.